1978 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
It started with a simple idea: a few car chassis fitted with hand-built beds to help carry materials around a booming car factory. Before long, millions of Chevrolet pickups were woven into the fabric of a fast-growing country. Chevy trucks tackled the toughest jobs on farms and in the fields; hauled tools and lumber to the burgeoning suburbs; and carried families and friends into and out of the wilds for well-earned vacations.
For consignment a 1978 version of the Chevrolet C-10 pickup. This creation has a mid cam in the correct 350ci V8 motor, a custom front bumper and flames paint job on the 2 inch cowl steel hood. Also new tires and wheels, you are getting warmer!
Root Beer Brown with some yellow to light orange licking flames on the hood front quarters and doors greet us upon arrival. A custom bumper frames the bottom of the horizontal ribbed grille and headlight bezels. On the hood section we can see rear facing 2 inch cowl induction hood heading towards the windshield where it allows plenty of air in under the hood. Some black pinstripe flourishes and a winged and clawed eyeball is serving as the hood ornament. Above the front glass is a metal visor and the cab is sporting tinted rear glass. The doors have decently minded gaps, and on the rockers there are some small holes due to invasive rust, and some areas of bubbling near the wheel wells. The bed sides are straight and have punched aluminum rails on the top for easy tie downs. The steel bed is painted with black paint and wearing off. More custom art on the tailgate with a cigar smoking and sparking sunglasses Woody Woodpecker and crossed flags below. Yellow and green pinstripe flourishes surround this art. A Chevrolet painted on badge and the back bumper has been shaved. Dual chrome tipped exhaust peek out from either side in the back. 15 inch American Racing Torque Thrust wheels are wrapped in staggered rubber.
Root Beer colored steel and some molded bay plastic makes up the door panels. Inside a long checked dark and light black tweed make up the covering for the bench. This bench has smooth black vinyl bolsters. The factory dash is in front and it has a new dash pad. Round gauges show some clouding in their face coverings and the vent louvers are damaged on all vents. Below on a scratched panel surround is an aftermarket AM/FM/CD radio mounted in the dash. A tachometer is mounted to the steering column topped with a custom steering wheel. Black carpeting is covering the floors and these have rubber protective mats over them. A tight headliner is above.
Under the hood is a correct 350ci V8. It has a mild performance camshaft installed within, and on top is a single Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor. On the back is a TH350 3-speed automatic which pushes power to a 12 bolt rear axle. A Flowmaster muffler system is on which ends in a dual outlet tailpipe setup.
Underneath is some light coated surface rusted suspension and cast pieces but all remains very structurally sound. We see independent coil spring front suspension, and leaf springs in back. Power disc brakes in front and power drums on back.
This truck lit the fire immediately with a turn of the key, idled very smoothly, and drove like a dream, with plenty of power, good braking, and you could feel the solid undercarriage and new suspension all working together to produce a great ride. A shout out to the very comfortable overstuffed tweed covered bench, as I felt like I was in a luxury vehicle. The high beam was stuck in the on position.
For the 1970's C-10 fans this one is a restored beauty in retro flame paint and some neat cartoons for accenting. A comfy interior and the correct 350ci engine and it still has a long way to go for you. C'mon baby light my fire!
C-2 Wheel Drive
L-350 ci V8
4-Cab And Pickup Box
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
119949-Sequential Unit Number
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